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Lewandowski hoping Poland can defy underdog tag

May 24, 2012 2:52:57 pm

Striker Robert Lewandowski hopes co-hosts Poland will make light of their underdog tag and reach at least the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.

Poland to educate Euro 2012 fans on safe sex

May 23, 2012 3:56:19 pm

Polish health officials say they will distribute free condoms to hundreds of thousands of fans attending Euro 2012.

Rooney recovering from injury ahead of Euro 2012

May 21, 2012 4:40:50 pm

England striker Wayne Rooney has been given an extended break to get fit before the European Championship.

Co-host Ukraine in goalkeeping crisis

May 15, 2012 6:36:49 pm

With two goalkeepers ruled out and a third in a race to recover from injury,Ukraine is heading into the European Championship in crisis.

Never dull with Balotelli and Cassano

May 15, 2012 6:34:47 pm

There's never a dull moment when it comes to Italy's two most talented strikers -- Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.

Croatia undaunted by tough draw

May 15, 2012 6:33:01 pm

With Spain and Italy in the same group,Croatia is going to have some work to do at the European Championship.

Czechs hope to defy outsider status

May 15, 2012 6:30:59 pm

Quite a glorious past,for sure. The present Czech Republic? Not so much.

Russia hoping to do better this time

May 15, 2012 6:28:20 pm

Four years later,Russia is built around a nucleus of the same players,is again led by a Dutch coach.

‘Captain K’ eyes record for Greece

May 15, 2012 6:25:52 pm

Only seven minutes into the opening match of the 2004 European Championship,Greece led host Portugal 1-0.

Celtic striker Samaras in squad for Greece

May 15, 2012 6:22:57 pm

Greece will play Armenia and Slovenia in friendly matches this month before taking on Euro 2012 opponents Poland,Russia and the Czech Republic in Group A.

Oezil,Khedira delayed for Germany training camp

May 15, 2012 5:31:05 pm

The German football federation says they will not join the rest of the squad until May 20.

Portugal looks to Ronaldo for success

May 15, 2012 5:25:16 pm

When the captain returned,Portugal racked up a five-game winning streak that put it back in contention.

After WCup final,Dutch want Euro win

May 15, 2012 5:02:01 pm

The Dutch travel to Poland and Ukraine on the merit of yet another sparkling qualifying performance.

Portugal aims for trouble-free Euros

May 15, 2012 4:53:02 pm

The so-called Saltillo Affair is viewed as one of the darkest chapters in Portuguese football history.

Russia includes Fulham’s Pogrebnyak in Euro squad

May 15, 2012 4:45:04 pm

Russia will face Greece,Czech Republic and Poland in Group A,starting from June 8.

Euro 2012: Germany looking for 1st title since ’96

May 15, 2012 3:45:49 pm

"We've been together for five years now and it's always special to play for Germany,'' Podolski said. "We have a super team.''

Euro 2012: Mario Gomez to lead attack for Germans

May 15, 2012 3:36:49 pm

Gomez chased away some demons from the past by returning to Vienna and scoring twice in Germany's 2-1 win over Austria in qualifying for this year's tournament.

Spain bids to defend European title

May 15, 2012 1:35:56 pm

Del Bosque sees World Cup finalist Netherlands and Euro 2008 runner-up Germany as Spain's toughest competition.

Euro 2012: Disarray deflates England expectations

May 15, 2012 1:28:00 pm

"We have to accept that was a disappointing tournament in South Africa,where we'd gone with high hopes,'' Hodgson said.

Hodgson prepares for Rooney-less start

May 15, 2012 1:19:30 pm

Despite reducing his striking options for the first two matches,England coach Roy Hodgson is insistent on including Rooney in his 23-man squad.

Ribery’s poor form a concern for Blanc

May 15, 2012 1:15:56 pm

Blanc had made it clear that he doesn't see Ribery as a leader in the way Zinedine Zidane was.

Euro 2012: France’s hopes rest with Karim Benzema

May 15, 2012 1:06:21 pm

France,which failed to advance from the group stage in its last two tournaments,has traditionally struggled without an inspiration leader.

Sweden coach puts wins ahead of style

May 15, 2012 12:59:02 pm

Sweden coach Erik Hamren wants his team to play an attack-minded,possession-based and eye-pleasing style of football.

Rosicky leads Czech squad at Euro 2012

May 15, 2012 12:52:59 pm

Bilek's top striker,Milan Baros of Galatasaray,has scored 40 international goals but just one in Euro 2012 qualifying.

2012 Euro: England fans to shun ‘dowdy’ Ukraine

May 11, 2012 4:10:37 pm

So,deep is the apprehension of fans that only 3000 of the 9000 tickets for Euro 2012 have been sold.

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